The Community Recreation Department hosts a variety of events throughout the calendar year that are designed to be family friendly and engaging for our community.

If you  or your group wishes to host a community event, a fundraiser,  a 5k Running Race, a Parade, a block party, or other special event that closes streets, utilizes park facilities, sidewalks etc, please complete a Special Event Application Form. Civic and community groups, as well as individuals  must utilize the Special Event Application form (PDF). The form needs to be submitted to the Community Recreation Office at least 8 weeks in advance of your event.
Annual Christmas Parade Update (Posted 11/4/2020)
It is with great disappointment that staff announces the cancellation of the 2020 Poquoson Christmas Parade. This decision was reached after much deliberation and the recognition that the continuing COVID-19 public health emergency and Virginia’s current restrictions on the size of social gatherings and social distancing requirements makes it impossible to conduct the event this year. The decision also reflects the paramount importance of ensuring the safety of the parade’s potential attendees, participants and parade staff.
We look forward to offering the City Christmas Parade in 2021.

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Poquoson Seafood Festival